Nardol

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Nardol was the third Beacon of Gondor. It stood on the broad end of a ridge of the White Mountains, west of the Drúadan Forest, and the guard station maintained there could create a huge signal fire when needed. It was well-stored with fuel and at need a great blaze could be lit. Its fire could be visible on a clear night even as far as the Halifirien (some 120 miles to the west). The guard of Nardol also protected the quarries.[1][2]

A line of hills ran from Nardol to Amon Dîn.[3]

On the night of 7 March T.A. 3019 Gandalf and Pippin, riding east on Shadowfax, saw the beacons being lit to call for aid from Rohan.[4]

Etymology[edit]

Nardol is Sindarin, meaning "fire-hilltop" (naur "fire" + dol "hill"), because its beacon-fire was so bright.[5]

References

Beacons of Gondor
Amon Dîn · Eilenach · Nardol · Erelas · Min-Rimmon · Calenhad · Halifirien